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Relief with six figures of Nekhebu

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Four blocks with raised relief decoration join to form a scene depicting six standing figures of Nekhebu holding a staff and scepter. Three are looking to the right, and three are looking to the left. The columns of hieroglyphic text between the figures identify Nekhebu with his names, titles...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2381, court. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 53 x 272 x 9 cm, 307.5 kg (20 7/8 x 107 1/16 x 3 9/16 in., 678 lb.) Framed (Aluminum L-armature frame / twelve security wall tabs): 269.2 x 71.4 x 14.3 cm (106 x 28 1/8 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4335

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief